Dr. David Halsey, MD

Dr. David Halsey, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. David Halsey, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Oak Bluffs, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1985 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1 Hospital Rd

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Contact Information

(508) 696-1052

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Halsey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Halsey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Halsey "My approach to treating patients I believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible. I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth. Our purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to us that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Halsey "Patient Centered Care Shared Decision Making"

2  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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32  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Middlebury College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Vermont-Fahc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Vermont-Fahc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Halsey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Halsey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Halsey to family and friends
45 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Halsey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Halsey did total knee replacements on both of my knees, one in September 2015 and the second in November 2015. The entire process was superior. My knees were severely damaged from years of high impact sports, work, and play. I interview two other orethopedic surgeons before him and he was great...more
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He is a fantastic surgeon who as great compassion for his patients.
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you hear the horror stories about the hospital - but my experience would give it an A+ with the folks I had to deal with, Thanks
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He repaired the meniscus tear in my right knee in January 2015. upon followup a few weeks later I asked how long I could continue normal life with this second time repaired meniscus. His answer was I don't know! Not it depends or for some it can last quite a while. Within six months I could hardly...more
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Knee surgery results have been excellent, and Dr. Halsey is a superb surgeon and very caring doctor. He explained everything thoroughly, and I never felt rushed. He called frequently to see how I was progressing, and his attention far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him highly.
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